traffic safety News

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Traffic Safety Legislation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed eleven bills into law Monday that are meant to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities in the nation’s largest city. The measures are among the first steps in de Blasio’s wide-ranging …

NYPD Conducting Citywide Traffic Safety Enforcement Initiative

The NYPD is conducting a citywide traffic safety enforcement initiative over the next three weeks. It started Monday and continues through July 6. Police in New York City will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, …

New York Gets $75M Federal Funds for Traffic Safety Projects

New York is receiving more than $75 million in federal transportation funds for road safety projects around the state. The money will pay for 33 projects. They include work to widen roads, install turn lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes and …

$2.7B Highway Spending Plan Unveiled in Iowa

Iowa’s preliminary five-year highway spending plan includes more than $900 million for state-owned bridges and more than $1.2 billion for enhanced safety features and upgrades on state highways. The Des Moines Register reported the Iowa Transportation Department unveiled the estimated …

Red-Light Cameras: Safety Measure or Money Grab?

The shutters clicked, the grainy photos were sent to the red-light violators and St. Louis raised $4.1 million last year. Now the vehicular version of “Candid Camera” may be ending, as it has in other U.S towns and cities. A …

Red Light Cameras Up for Renewal in Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is set to decide whether to kill or renew Baton Rouge, La.’s red light camera program, which has been panned by detractors as unevenly enforced but is credited by supporters with reducing dangerous crashes. …

New Road Signs in New Jersey to Warn Drivers Not to Text

A recently enacted law in New Jersey will mandate new road signs on state roadways that will inform motorists that texting while driving is prohibited in New Jersey. Under the legislation (A3873/S2406), the commissioner of the Department of Transportation — …

N.Y. to Deploy More Troopers, Unmarked Patrol Cars This Week to Target Speeders

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Aug. 11 announced a week-long New York State Police enforcement initiative that will target speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The “Speed Week” campaign runs from Aug. 10 – 17 and coincides with …

N.J. Sheriff to Target Commuter Buses, Ensure Proper Insurance for Operators

A northern New Jersey sheriff plans to crack down on commuter buses, he said on Aug. 1, days after a driver hit a light pole that toppled onto a stroller, killing an 8-month-old. Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari ordered …

New York Increases Fines for Distracted Driving Violations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on July 26 that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations, which includes texting-while-driving or using an electronic handheld device while driving, are now in effect. These new fines were passed as part …